Erik Karlsson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Erik Karlsson leaves Game 5, does not return for third period

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nothing has gone right for the Ottawa Senators on Sunday. Not only were they trailing by five goals to start the third period, but they also lost superstar defenseman Erik Karlsson late in the second period. He did not return for the start of the third period. Karlsson has been bothered by a..." May 21

  • Erik Karlsson was reportedly seen limping after Game 6

    Pro Hockey Talk "Great sports performances can become mythologized when a player fights through injuries. Kirk Gibson’s home run was basically a sappy Hollywood baseball movie come to life. Patrice Bergeron was just one of the many hockey players who’ve won big despite jarring injuries. Curt Schilling may or..." May 10

  • Erik Karlsson will play for Senators in Game 5 vs. Rangers "Defenseman Erik Karlsson will be in the lineup for the Ottawa Senators for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the New York Rangers at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday (3 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports), coach Guy Boucher said. Boucher said there will be no limitations on..." May 06

  • Erik Karlsson leaves Game 4 with apparent leg injury; Senators hopeful he can play in Game 5 "It was a sight to strike fear in the heart of anyone who cares about the Ottawa Senators. Their captain, Erik Karlsson, was wincing on the bench at the end of the second period, clearly in pain. The defenseman went to the locker room and did not return. That was the end of the night for the..." May 05

  • Karlsson showing hockey world what Senators fans always knew

    Sportsnet "It’s difficult to imagine that a two-time Norris Trophy winner and three-time All-Star would need to have their reputation burnished any further. But with his performance in these Stanley Cup Playoffs, Erik Karlsson is taking his moment in the national spotlight to raise his standing even..." May 02

  • Burns, Hedman, Karlsson named Norris Trophy finalists

    Sportsnet "The NHL announced the three finalists for the Norris Trophy Friday, awarded to the defenceman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position. This year’s finalists are: San Jose’s Brent Burns, Tampa Bay’s Victor Hedman, and Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson. Burns..." April 22

  • Erik Karlsson expected to miss final two games, return in playoffs

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators officially clinched a playoff berth on Thursday night, and they did so without Erik Karlsson. According to general manager Pierre Dorion, Karlsson will continue to sit out until the playoffs, missing the team’s final two games of the regular season in favour of a little..." April 08

  • Karlsson ruled out of crucial game vs. Bruins

    Ottawa Citizen "Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson will not play in tonight’s pivotal game against the Boston Bruins. Karlsson suffered a foot injury in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings and didn’t travel to Boston with the team. The Senators magic number to reach the playoffs is one. If the..." April 06

  • Burrows out, Karlsson a game-time decision for Senators vs. Wild

    Sportsnet "Erik Karlsson is a game-time decision and Alex Burrows will not be in the Ottawa Senators lineup Thursday when they visit the Minnesota Wild. Viktor Stalberg, who has missed the team’s last two games with an upper-body injury, will return. If Karlsson is ruled out, it will end his streak of 324..." March 30

  • Erik Karlsson on 2018 Olympics: ‘I really want to go’

    Sportsnet "Speaking to the Ottawa Citizen on Friday, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk gave a “flat no” to the idea of sending Erik Karlsson to the 2018 Olympics if the NHL as a whole isn’t included in the Games. On Saturday night’s Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada, Elliotte Friedman teased an..." March 19

  • Senators' Eugene Melnyk says Erik Karlsson won't go to Olympics if all NHLers don't

    Ottawa Citizen "Eugene Melnyk didn’t even have to think twice about the question. If National Hockey League players aren’t given permission by the league to attend next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, there’s no need for Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson to ask his team’s owner for..." March 18

  • Senators GM says Erik Karlsson the most spectacular player in NHL

    Sportsnet "Just two points back of the Montreal Canadiens for top spot in the Atlantic Division — and with two games in hand heading into Tuesday night — the Ottawa Senators are in a position few expected. After missing the playoffs in two of the past three seasons and being without their No. 1 goalie..." March 15

  • Pavelski, Bernier, Karlsson named NHL's 3 stars of the week "San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski , Anaheim Ducks goaltender Jonathan Bernier and Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 12. FIRST STAR - JOE PAVELSKI, C, SAN JOSE SHARKS Pavelski recorded six points in four games,..." March 13

  • Erik Karlsson doesn’t seem too concerned with current goal drought

    Pro Hockey Talk "Entering the All-Star break with 39 points in his first 47 games this season, Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson is once again one of the NHL’s top scoring defensemen (currently second behind only Brent Burns). Seeing him at the top of the defensemen leaderboard once again, and seeing him..." January 29

  • Blues' Hitchcock calls Karlsson an 'offenseman'

    Ottawa Citizen "Ken Hitchcock had nothing but praise for Senators’ captain Erik Karlsson. “He’s a great skater but it’s his anticipation that puts him ahead of everybody,” the St. Louis Blues coach said Tuesday morning. “It’s his reads, when to jump, when to go, when to attack. He just seems to be a step ahead..." January 18

  • Erik Karlsson hit another impressive milestone

    Pro Hockey Talk "Erik Karlsson‘s had a terrific career in the NHL so far and he’s still just 26 years old. He already owns two Norris Trophies (2011-12, 2014-15) and his ability to move the puck and put up points from the blue line is second to none. Last year, Karlsson played in all 82 games and he finished..." December 08

  • Erik Karlsson is the NHL’s top shot blocker — seriously

    Sportsnet "Russia’s Nikita Zaitsev was at September’s World Cup of Hockey, rhyming off a bunch of NHL defencemen he’d been admiring from overseas. He named some usual suspects without comment: Duncan Keith, Drew Doughty, Victor Hedman… Then he said, “Erik Karlsson, in the offensive zone.” Unlike the..." November 26